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Mid October, 1954, Huby-Saint-Leu, Pas-de-Calais:

Reference number for this case: Mid-Oct-54-Huby-Saint-Leu. Thank you for including this reference number in any correspondence with me regarding this case.

Summary:

The regional newspaper Le Journal du Pas-de-Calais et de la Somme for October 27, 1954, after having reported that in Bouin, on the Hesdin-Montreuil road, around 8:15 p.m., residents had seen an abnormally shiny sphere above the forest for two consecutive days, added:

Same observation and in the same place, by a resident of Huby-Saint-Leu and by another well-known person.

All these good people, renowned for their common sense and seriousness, must be believed without restriction. On the other hand, none of them saw a saucer land, and even less beings moving around it.

Their opinion is that this is a new secret craft.

In his 1958 book on the 1954 French wave, the pioneer ufologist Aimé Michel, probably using a later national journalistic source, gave the wrong date of October 27, 1954, speaking of a "case particularly well proven" that occurred in Huby-Saint-Leu in the Pas-de-Calais, when many inhabitants saw an extremely luminous sphere fly over the national forest of Hesdin from west to east.

Reports:

[Ref. jps1:] "LE JOURNAL DU PAS-DE-CALAIS ET DE LA SOMME" NEWSPAPER:

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"Saucers"
in the region
of Hesdin - St-Pol

It was rumored in Hesdin that a local trader had seen a saucer and Martians. Here are the facts as reported to us:

Having finished his delivery round, the merchant was driving in a van between Erquières and Wail, around 10 p.m., in the company of two passengers, when suddenly a blinding glare dazzled him. At the same time its brand new engine gave signs of failure in the same time as his headlights did.

The driver and one of the passengers were seriously shocked and are still wondering what could have happened to them, as there were no thunderstorms in the area that evening.

The same trader saw a few days from then one of these objects with different colors that are so much talked about and which he described to us very precisely. This was happening in Linzeux and several witnesses attest to this.

In Bouin, on the Hesdin-Montreuil road, around 8:15 p.m., residents saw on two consecutive days, an abnormally bright sphere above the forest.

Same observation and in the same place, by a resident of Huby-Saint-Leu and by another well-known person.

All these good people, renowned for their common sense and seriousness, must be believed without restriction. On the other hand, none of them saw a saucer land, and even less beings moving around it.

Their opinion is that this is a new secret craft.

[Ref. aml1:] AIME MICHEL:

Aimé Michel reports that on October 27 a particularly well proven case occurred in Bouin in Pas-de-Calais when many inhabitants saw an extremely luminous sphere flying over the national forest of Hesdin from the west to the east.

[Ref. gni1:] GNEOVNI:

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10/27/1954 - HUBY SAINT LEU 62 type I

In the evening. Many inhabitants saw an extremely luminous sphere flying over the Hesdin forest from west to east. It was at this point that in Linzeux (see above) a car had to stop when a flying object passed by

(M.O.C. A. Michel page 244)

[Ref. lcn1:] LUC CHASTAN:

Luc Chastan indicates that in the Pas-de-Calais in Huby St Leu on October 27, 1954 at an unknown hour "Many residents saw an extremely luminous sphere flying over the national forest of Hesdin from west to east."

The source is indicated as "M.O.C. par Michel Aimé ** Arthaud 1958".

[Ref. uda1:] "UFODNA" WEBSITE:

The website indicates that on 27 October 1954 at 19:00 in Huby Saint Leu, France, "An unidentified object was sighted, but with appearance and behavior that most likely would have a conventional explanation. One object was observed."

The sources are indicated as Vallee, Jacques, Computerized Catalog (N = 3073); Schoenherr, Luis, Computerized Catalog (N = 3173).

[Ref. ubk1:] "UFO-DATENBANK":

This database recorded this case 3 times:

Case Nr. New case Nr. Investigator Date of observation Zip Place of observation Country of observation Hour of observation Classification Comments Identification
19541027 27.10.1954 Huby St. Leu France Nightfall
19541027 27.10.1954 Huby St. Leu France 19.00 NL
19541027 27.10.1954 Huby St. Leu France 19.00 NL

Explanations:

Totally insufficient information.

Huby-Saint-Leu

Keywords:

(These keywords are only to help queries and are not implying anything.)

Huby-Saint-Leu, Pas-de-Calais, sphere, luminous, multiple

Sources:

[----] indicates sources which I have not yet checked.

Document history:

Version: Created/Changed by: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross January 2, 2004 First published.
1.0 Patrick Gross February 10, 2010 Conversion from HTML to XHTML Strict. First formal version. Additions [lcn1], [uda1].
1.1 Patrick Gross March 7, 2017 Addition [ubk1].
1.2 Patrick Gross January 20, 2020 Addition [gni1].
1.3 Patrick Gross May 20, 2020 Addition [jps1]. Explanations changed, were "Not looked for yet"

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